I’m always down for a quick dinner idea. Especially when it literally combines some of my favorite ingredients. Pasta, pancetta, peas, cream and cheese. Come on now, this is practically promising to be delicious. And, of course, it is also a pretty easy dish to prepare. It’s a great meal for a family style dinner, or even one to be included in a meal prep for the week. I just adore this dish, and it’s a frequent flyer in my kitchen.
What you’ll need:
1 (16 oz) pack of pasta of your choice
8 oz pancetta, diced
1 onion, chopped
2 tsp garlic, minced
8 – 12 oz frozen peas
2 oz heavy cream
4 oz parmesan cheese
salt and pepper
Prepare the pasta according to the instructions on the package.
Add olive oil to a large sauce pan. Add onion and sauté for 3 – 4 minutes over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté for another minute.
Add pancetta and cook for about 5 minutes. Add frozen peas and cook for another 5 minutes. Everything over medium heat.
Add the heavy cream, bring to a quick boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add parmesan cheese. Combine with the hot pasta and serve.
Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that.
All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything.
Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!
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